Former G4 Producer/Host Jim Downs Passes Away

Posted by on Jul 17, 2016 in G4 News

Former G4 Producer/Host Jim Downs Passes Away

Jim Downs, former producer of G4 shows such as Arena and Pulse, passed away last week on July 8th. Here’s an excerpt posted by Jim’sĀ friend and original G4 co-creator Scott Rubin on Facebook: “19 years ago, you helped turn a video game TV dream into reality. You taught me so much. You were a man with many, many talents and gifts. Absolutely one of the smartest, funniest people I’ve ever been around. It was fascinating to hear your passion and...

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G4 Ceases Broadcasting

Posted by on Jan 1, 2015 in G4 News

After nearly 2 years of airing reruns on loop, G4 has finally ceased broadcasting. The final night featured all 5 parts of the Top 100 Video Games Countdown (produced in 2012) and then the first episode of X-Play (from TechTV). G4’s feed ended just as it had begun, nearly 12 years ago. Just before cutting off the air forever, a game of Pong was broadcast, slowly shrinking into oblivion. When G4 originally launched in 2002, it aired a similar game of Pong before...

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